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PAMA 2018 Program, Non classé 06/07/2018

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Web Series 2018 -program

PAMA 2018 Program 06/07/2018

1PM : Screening of the first episode of each web serie below.
1.40 : QnA hosted in French 🇫🇷 (only) by Marianne Marsac.


Screening Saturday 23, June, 1PM, at the Café de Paris.


INK, directed by Laurent King, FRANCE, Ep 01 : 11′ > More soon. WORLD PREMIERE / UNRELEASED

THE CELL, directed by Guillaume Lubrano, FRANCE, Ep 01 : 7′ > More soon. WORLD COMPETITION PREMIERE / RELEASED

SPRINGDALE, directed by Tom Evrard, FRANCE, Ep 01 : 7′ > More soon. WORLD COMPETITION PREMIERE / RELEASED

SPOTTERS’ RIFT, directed by Léo Guyard, FRANCE, Ep 01 : 13′ > More soon. WORLD COMPETITION PREMIERE / RELEASED

International Short Films

PAMA 2018 Program 06/07/2018


Screening Sunday 24, June, 1PM, at the Grand Rex Paris.

Screening may take place in a different order depending on the screening formats.

THE JUDGMENT OF KYLE NOBLE, directed by Danilo Dayani, USA, 11′ > More soon. WORLD PREMIERE

CONTACT, directed by Teal Greyhavens, USA, 14′ > More soon. FRENCH PREMIERE

LION, directed by Davide Melini, UK, 12′ > More soon. FRENCH PREMIERE

THE DARK OF NIGHT, directed by Robin Wright, USA, 9′ > More soon. PARIS PREMIERE

French Short Films

PAMA 2018 Program 06/07/2018


Screening Sunday 24, June, 2PM, at the Grand Rex Paris.

Screening may take place in a different order depending on the screening format.

COCU (Cuckold), directed by Pierre Amstutz Roch, FRANCE, 3′ > More soon. WORLD PREMIERE

QUAND J’ETAIS PETIT (When I Was Young), directed by Benoît Pillet et Florent Colignon, FRANCE, 6′ > More soon. WORLD PREMIERE

LA DORMANCE (The Dormant Season), directed by Vincent Malaisé, FRANCE, 19′ > More soon. FRENCH PREMIERE

FILM FRANCAIS – Enfin Presque (A French Film – Kind Of), directed by Aymeric Goetschy, FRANCE, 11′ > More. PARIS PREMIERE

ORBITAL INN, directed by Pierre-Alain M’Barga, FRANCE, 15′ > More soon.

PAR LE SANG (By Blood), directed by Guillaume Enard and Jonathan Delerue, FRANCE, 20′ > More soon.

Behind Barres

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/07/2018

BEHIND BARRES / Short film


Directed by Sophia Bender

Produced by Sophia Benderand Kerri Ann Foweraker


Tizana Saunders
Damien Welch


The movie is listed 3 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Director of Photography
– Best Editor
– Best Actress

PITCH : A prisoner within her own body, Adelina feels the weight of the Ballet world suppress her as she is tortured by injury. Behind Barres follows fragile Adelina and her battle to succeed as she begins to detach from reality. Slipping in and out of her subconscious mind and the real world, she must learn to fight her demons in order to discover her inner strength.

Festival’s appreciation :

“BEHIND BARRES is a beautiful journey in the heart and doubts of a ballerina, directed as a narrative with a clear and smart mix of experimental dreams. You could see some “Black Swan” and “Requiem for a Dream” in this, but only with no violence at all except the fear the character has in herself.”


Behind Barres is a film about a dancer. It is a full narrative with a script and a cast. We strongly felt the choregraphy is part of the narrative but the point is the character, not the dance. It happens the character is a ballerina, but the movie is more than that.
This is why the film is nominated to 3 other categories but does not compete to the dance film category.



Director Statement

“Behind Barres is primarily inspired from my own experience of moving away from home and studying full time Ballet throughout my teenage and early adult years. As the gruelling world of Ballet began to overcome me, I found myself crippled with injuries while I watched my dreams disintegrate. I am extremely passionate to share my story through this film. I dedicate it to all the young dancers suffering through injury, who must find their inner strength in order to succeed.

Pursuing the study of Dance Film, for the past three years at the Victorian College of the Arts, I have been developing my own unique style of combining the genres of Drama and Dance on screen. The intention of the film was to combine the real world in juxtaposition with the subconscious in an abstract way.

I aimed to capture the raw moments of vulnerability that I had once endured through my injuries. In order to express this authenticity from my past and translate it to the screen, I began the gruelling process of digging through the vaults of five years of journal entries. This is where the writing process began. I wanted to take the dreams and metaphors that I had felt and combine them into the real world in an abstract way. For example, by using the glass cube as the metaphor for being stuck and unable to break free.

These Journal entries also became a key part of my choreographic process, with Tizana Saunders. Being Tizana’s debut to the screen, we used the Journal entries through improvisation tasks to organically assist her to connect with the role of Adelina.

“To be a prisoner within one’s body is perhaps the cruellest kind of suffering” Behind Barres is a film dedicated to all dancers who cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. A film to inspire and remind dancers that ‘you are not going through this alone’.”

 Director Biography – Sophia Bender

Sophia Bender is an Australian Dance Film Maker.
Leaving Tasmania at the age of 16, Sophia moved to Sydney to pursue her passion for dance, studying full time ballet for two years at The McDonald College. She then studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) for three years where she completed an Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance). While studying at WAAPA Sophia endured many injures and this is where she discovered her passion for Dance Film Making; using this medium as a creative outlet.
Completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2017, Behind Barres is Sophia’s Graduating Film. Her Second Year film I’m Not Hearing You, was in the Official Selection of Newport Beach Film Festival, North Hollywood CineFest (Nomination for Best Student Film) and was given an award of recognition for Cinematography, Experimental Short and Lead Actress at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, in 2017. Sophia aims to be a pioneer for Dance Film Makers in Australia.
“Being hugely passionate in this niche area of film making, I would love to see it expand in Australia.”

Uno Sense

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/06/2018

UNO SENSE / Visual Art in Motion


Directed by Van Chriqui
Produced by Van Chriqui vand Ekaterina Bourindine.


Alan godying, Yam wolczak, Maor Maman, Jonah kozlovsky, Amit elimelech, Ben mizrahi (Brick Models Agency).


Ekaterina Bourindine : cinematographer.
Eliran Nargassi : fashion



The movie is listed 2 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Visual Art in Motion
– Best Director of Photography


PITCH : “Uno sense“ is a story about a child that was born with a significant role in a mysterious sect.
The story follows the child’s life , reveals the ambivalence of being a child with such a heavy role on his shoulders, so protected, sacred and loved, but paying the price of solitude and isolation.


1st time female filmmaker.


 Director Biography – Van Chriqui

Choreographer/movement director and a professional Dancer.

Van is a former dancer at the “Nadine Animato Theatre Dance Company “. Also costume designer, former owner of the active wear brand “Tender Black- Fabric & Motion“.
She choreographed fashion shows, among them for the brand Each x Other in Paris  in 2017.
“Uno sense “ is her first film as a director, collaborating and creating it with Ekaterina Bourindine.


The Panther

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/06/2018

THE PANTHER / Animated film


Directed by Carla Albiero

Produced by Carla Albiero



The movie is listed 2 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Animated Film
– Best Director


A girl at the zoo forms a connection with a caged panther and sees how it would be if the animal was free in its own environement. The film is inspired by the poem “Der Panther” by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Festival’s appreciation :

“The movie is so aestheticaly beautiful it is the first time an animated film is nominated as best director at the PAMA. It’s a moment, a polaroïd, a memory or a fantasy. For everyone’s inner child.”


First time female filmmaker and student directorial debut.



 Director Biography – Carla Albiero

I was born in Valdagno, a town in the north-east of Italy. After studying classical leterature in highschool I decided to follow my passion for art and attend the Academy of Fine Arts of Verona where I studied set design for theatre. During my exchange program at the Marmara University of Istanbul I decided to pursue a career as 2D animator. I graduated magna cum laude bringing a traditionally animated film as my final project. In 2017 I attended the classical animation program at Vancouver Film School from which I graduated the same year, bringing the short film The Panther as my final project.


Kids with Guns

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/06/2018

KIDS WITH GUNS / Feature film


Directed by Anthony James Faure

Produced by Anthony James Faure, Antony Renault and Florent Larriven


Robin Betchen as “Arno”
Andrew Tisba as “Mo”
Cyril Durel as “Le Vairon”
Éric Chantelauze as “Ratjev”


The movie is listed 3 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Feature Film
– Best Actor Éric Chantelauze
– Best Production

PITCH :  Two nobodies find their ticket to the Parisian Golden Youth parties in the form of a bag filled with drugs, leading them in the mayhem of a rough police investigation.


Festival’s appreciation :

“It’s a character’s quest, it’s a fight, it’s a journey for these kids to rise from the dark side of the Paris’ pavement to try and reach their dreams. Through bad choices, luck and reality, the directors tell a story of freedom in their own way. A directorial debut to watch.”



It’s not the Gorillaz song but it could be. Producer / director Anthony Faure jumped from short film to his feature directorial debut on his own. A couple of friends, a crowdfunding campaign, and a lot of energy to show his abilities to make a full length film. Independent, new players in the game, KID WITH GUNS’ team is to keep an eye on, for sure.